Law firms using cloud-based computing take heed. In a Forbes guest blog post Marc Maiffret warns,
“It’s clear that organizations that outsource to a cloud vendor often times make their choices based on price instead of security. Despite the undoubted advantages to efficiency and cost effectiveness, leveraging a cloud provider unfortunately welcomes many risks as well. While many C-level non-IT executives look to openly embrace cloud environments, security executives walk with much more trepidation.”
Bottom line: find a cloud provider that allows your firm to perform independent security assessments to ensure that your client and case data is well-protected from would-be cyber criminals. Otherwise your investment could cost you more than ever expected if you’re breached.
Read the entire blog post at Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2012/12/21/are-cloud-providers-absentee-landlords-on-cybersecurity/
Kiffin Hope is a freelance digital marketing and social media strategist. He blogs on all things cyber, tech, and emerging trends in digital.